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Examining Your Horse

 Examining Your Horse

In order to maintain the highest level of health it is essential you discuss horse care issues such as grooming, vaccinations and deworming with your Veterinarian.

Even if you fall in love with the horse, do not buy it before the animal has been thoroughly examined by a veterinarian with experience in performing purchase examinations. Long-time horse owners almost always have a veterinarian examine any animal before purchase and first-time owners should certainly do so.

Your Veterinarian will check the horse for:

  • Age
  • General Condition - alertness, health of the eyes, ears, heart, lungs, digestive system
  • Health of skin & coat
  • Soundness of Musculoskeletal System - limbs evaluated, conformation abnormalities noted, and the condition of the feet and type of shoeing observed
  • Internal & External Parasites (Worms & Ticks)

In order to maintain the highest level of health it is essential you discuss horse care issues such as grooming, vaccinations and deworming with your Veterinarian. Horses are unpredictable creatures and accidents do happen! Essential first aid should always be at hand, including the important items that every standard equine first aid kit should contain.

  Locations

Animal Hospital - Bowling Green

Dr. Amanda Alexander
Dr. Michael Doyle 

1777 Campbell Lane 

270-781-5606
Emergencies
270-781-5606
animalhospital@heartlandveterinary.com

Heartland Veterinary Hospital of Danville   
Dr. Aaron Rowland
1324 Lebanon Road
Danville, KY 40422     

859-238-7500
Emergencies 
859-238-7500
danville@heartlandveterinary.com


Heartland Veterinary Hospital of Elizabethtown  
Dr. Will Flanagan  
Dr. Kristen Jones 
108 Blue HeronWay
Elizabethtown, KY 42701  

270-737-1772
Emergencies
270-737-1772
etown@heartlandveterinary.com




Contact

Heartland Veterinary Hospital Corporate
1324 Lebanon Way
DanvilleKY 40422
Get Directions
Phone: 859-238-7500
Fax: 859-236-4324
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